DETECTIVES investigating the death of Tomasz Waga in Penylan, Cardiff, have charged a fifth man in connection with his murder.
Hysland Aliaj, 31, was arrested in Germany and extradited earlier this month in a successful, joint operation involving the South Wales Police Major Crime Investigation Team and other UK and German law enforcement agencies.
Aliaj is remanded in custody following an appearance at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, June 8 and is due to appear at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday, July 22 charged with murder, causing grievous bodily harm, and conspiracy to produce cannabis.
Tomasz’ family have been updated.
Detective Superintendent Mark O’Shea, from South Wales Police, said: “While this is yet another significant development in the investigation, we are still very keen to establish the whereabouts of two Albanian nationals.
“I’d appeal to the Albanian community in the UK and abroad to assist us in finding Elidon Elezi and Artan Palluci who are wanted on suspicion of murder. There is a £10k Crimestoppers reward for information leading to their arrest.
“International borders are no barrier to us pursuing people suspected of murder in the UK.
“Recent arrests have proved that we have excellent links with law enforcement colleagues across Europe including Germany and Albania.”
23-year-old Tomasz’ body was found by a member of the public in Westville Road, Penylan, late on Thursday, 28 January, 2021.
He had been assaulted and died from his injuries that day. It is believed that he travelled from Dagenham, east London to Newport Road, Cardiff.
Four men have already been charged in connection with Tomasz’ death and a number of vehicles have been seized as part of the investigation.
A reward of up to £10,000 is available to anyone providing information exclusively to Crimestoppers leading to the recovery of a Mercedes, and the arrest of Artan Pallucci, 29, last known address Cathays, Cardiff, and Elidon Elezi, 22, last known address East Finchley, London.
The silver/grey Mercedes C200 Sport, registration BK09 RBX was last seen in Cardiff on the day Tomasz’s body was found. Information is sought on its movements since Thursday, 28 January, 2021, and its current location.
Only information passed to Crimestoppers using the untraceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or via freephone number 0800 555 111 will qualify for the reward.
Information can also be given to South Wales Police online here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP21B26-PO1